Our Valuable Team Members
Heidi first began working with patients in our office as a temporary hygienist at the beginning of 2012. We were lucky enough to have her join our skilled team as a full time hygienist in February 2013. That same year, Heidi earned her certification in Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapies.
A graduate of MATC in Madison with over 26 years of experience in the dental industry, Heidi’s diverse background draws on skills learned over time in her various roles as a dental assistant, dental laboratory technician and a registered dental hygienist. Heidi prides herself in staying current with the latest dental treatments and technology to provide you with the personalized treatment you deserve.
Heidi feels that one of the best parts of working in a smaller family practice is that it provides an opportunity to really get to know our patients as individuals, families and even multiple generations of families. Having worked at larger offices where this type of patient/provider connection is not always possible, she takes pride in and values the relationships that she establishes every day.
Heidi currently lives in Baraboo with her dog, Swiper. Outside of the office, Heidi enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, spending time with friends and exploring the vast subtleties of the Baraboo area while taking nice walks with Swiper.
A 2003 graduate of MATC-Madison, Katie has honed her skills over the years, gaining a great deal of her experience at Karas Dental where she began working in 2006. Katie first started working with our patients as a temporary hygienist in 2012. We were lucky enough to have her join our caring team as a full time hygienist in June 2015. Katie’s gentle, yet thorough approach ensures that even the most apprehensive patients are comfortable and feel ‘at ease.’ A firm believer in professional growth, Katie prides herself in staying current with the latest dental treatments and technology. In 2016 she completed her certification in Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapies and added these skills to her list of options in providing you the care that you expect and deserve.
Katie loves the family feel of our practice and working with a team whose goal is to provide exceptional dental care to every patient. She believes that our focus on education helps our patients to better understand the importance of daily home care and the direct connection between home care and our overall health.
Katie currently resides in Lyndon Station with her husband, Andy, and their two boxers, Mocha and Bentley. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, shopping, traveling, deer hunting, playing volleyball, watching her niece and nephew play softball and spending time with her friends and family.